Friday, March 02, 2018


Havana Club, has announced the launch of third expression in its limited-edition Tributo rum collection, which has been finished in smoky whisky casks.

Havana Club Tributo 2018 (40% ABV) has been produced using a blend of rums that were hand selected by Asbel Morales, Havana Club Maestro del Ron Cubano, which were matured in 60 Year Old casks, before being finished in barrels that previously held smoky malt whisky.
Havana Club Tributo

The Havana Club Tributo collection, is a series of annual releases that pays tribute to the different elements of the authentic Cuban rum production process. This latest bottling, is said to honour the cask’s crucial role in the rum production process, showcasing the complex taste that maturation in oak casks adds to the original sugarcane distillate.

This latest release, which is the first ever Cuban rum to be finished in smoky whisky casks, is said to deliver notes of Oloroso sherry, toffee, cinnamon, old leather, smoke, iodine, apricot, dark raisins, bitter orange and a little bit of pipe tobacco on the nose. Followed by notes of fruitcake, dark chocolate and winter spice on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Nick Blacknell, Global Marketing Director at Havana Club International, said: “Following the success of Tributo 2016 and 2017, we are now pleased to introduce the latest edition in the collectable Havana Club Tributo collection – a prestige Cuban rum with a delicate, peated whisky flavour and presented in a first-class design to emphasise its luxury credentials. We are confident that Tributo 2018 will appeal to whisky and rum connoisseurs alike looking for high quality and authentic drinking experiences”.

Limited to 2,500 bottles, Havana Club Tributo 2018, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €400.00.

Posted by Steve Rush